Make every student feel like a hero with these creative superhero classroom ideas!
The superhero classroom theme is such a classic! It's colourful and ties in perfectly with your kids' natural love of superheroes. Plus, you can have amazing discussions about what it means to be a superhero.
Are superheroes kind?
Are they determined?
How can your students be superheroes every day?
There are so many opportunities to expand on this theme, and your kids will love it!
Before we go any further: do you need to decorate your classroom? If you feel like you have to decorate your classroom to fit in with other teachers, please know it's not necessary! Especially if you're working with limited time or a tight budget, you don't need to go overboard trying to fit in. Plus, many teachers over-decorate, adding too much visually distracting materials to the walls. It's so important to strike a balance! Focus on the elements you'll use the most often and leave the rest behind. Learn more about the pros and cons of decorating your classroom here. I sum up all the lessons I've learnt over the years in regards to setting up a classroom (Spoiler Alert: I haven't always gotten it right!) and tackle the debate surrounding classroom decorating!
18 Creative Superhero Classroom Ideas
Your kids will feel like their favourite superheroes walking into a bright, colourful classroom like this every day!
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1. Superheroes in Training Classroom Bulletin Board
Set the stage with this superhero themed bulletin board. It's easy to make your own skyscrapers with black and yellow construction paper. Just add a decorative border to tie everything all together!
2. Superhero Door Displays
3. Printable Hero Job CardsThese FREE superhero themed class helper cards make it easy to show which students are your special helpers for the day. Perfect for classroom jobs!
4. Superhero Parts of Speech Posters
These superhero posters were perfect to display in my reading area! They made it easy to remember the difference between nouns, adverbs, and more, and they completely fit my superheroes classroom theme!
5. Superhero Lanterns
Add superhero masks to paper lanterns and hang them from your ceiling for DIY decor! Aren't these so cute?
6. We Are Super Learners Bunting
This simple banner was made by printing and stringing individual pennant letters together. It really helped to set the theme!
7. Lots of Bright Colours
This is one of the best classroom themes because it is so bright and has lots of vibrant colours! Start with a background of blue butcher paper and add comic book colors like yellow, red, black, and white.
A word of caution - the above image is very busy. If I had my time again, I would've removed a lot of the unnecessary clutter, and only left up displays that my students actually used!
8. "Today I Will Be My Own Superhero" Poster
This printable poster was perfect for my window display. It reminded all of my students that they were responsible for their success and happiness and to tap into their inner superhero persona every day!
9. Superhero Bin LabelsThese editable labels are a fun way to decorate storage containers and craft supplies while sticking with the superhero theme. They come in all different sizes, so you can make book bin labels, name tags, hall passes, table signs, binder covers, and more.
10. Superhero Welcome Display
Use these superhero-themed accents and bunting to create a printable welcome display. String it across your front window or a key wall in your classroom to let your students know you're glad they are there!
11. Birthday Display
Your new students will love seeing their names and birthdays on your birthday charts! These superhero birthday charts will look great on a bulletin board and there are even printable birthday cards to help you celebrate each student's special day.
12. Superhero Days of School Chart
If you count how many days school has been in session, this printable days of school chart will look fantastic in your math corner!
13. Superhero Calendar Set
Update the calendar and track the weather with this matching calendar display.
14. Alphabet Posters
Especially for primary teachers, you must have an alphabet in your classroom! These superhero themed classroom letters will bring the whole look together.
15. Superhero Number Posters
These printable number posters show each number and a ten frame to help develop your students' number sense.
16. Behaviour Chart
This superhero themed behaviour chart can help keep your kids on track with "super" behaviour! If you are a Positive Behaviour for Learning school and/or avoid using 'negative' behaviour charts (which I definitely recommend), you may like to just use the positively-framed titles. Alternatively, editable slides are included so that you can include your own level titles.
17. Display Superhero Books
For the first day of school, add your favourite books to inspire students to grab a good book immediately! These are some great titles to include:
- Kindness is My Super Power
- Even Superheroes Have Bad Days
- The Power of Kindness
- Superheroes Don't Babysit
18. Make Your Own Superhero Pictures
Have your students draw pictures of themselves as their own superhero persona and create a fun bulletin board display! This is a great way to get to know your students during the first week of the new school year.
More Classroom Themes
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